Tuesday, October 4

Victims of Yahya Jammeh March for Justice, Due Diligence of TRRC Recommendations

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The victims of human rights violations under former president Yahya Jammeh took to the streets on Saturday, in The Gambia, calling for justice and the implementation of the Truth Reconciliation Reparation Commission (TRRC) report.

Hundreds of victims, Civil society and Human Rights organizations, and sympathizers have marched from the Kanifing Post office to Westfield holding placards with messages like: “The new Gambia of freedom and progress, No impunity, never again and justice must prevail.”

When President Barrow’s party the NPP formed an alliance with APRC last month, the victims and their families felt anger and betrayed as they believed the TRRC recommendations would not be implemented by President Barrow to please Yahya Jammeh.

With the NPP-APRC alliance blown into pieces by the former Gambian dictator from his hideout in Equatorial Guinea, the victims are now optimistic that the TRRC report could have chances to be implemented.

On Thursday, The Association of Non-Governmental Organization (TANGO) developed a new road map to support the post-TRRC transitional justice process.

According to the CSO’s actors, the road map would serve as a mechanism to support the Gambia government primarily to enable it to undertake ‘what needs to be done to ensure we have or achieve the objectives of the transitional justice process.

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